Gayle Madwin (queerbychoice) wrote,
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The "Time Spent on Personal Appearance" Poll

Poll #229810 The "Time Spent on Personal Appearance" Poll

In an average week, approximately how many hours do you spend shaving?

In an average week, approximately how many hours do you spend putting on makeup?

In an average week, approximately how many hours do you spend washing your hair?

In an average week, approximately how many hours do you spend styling (brushing, dyeing, cutting, braiding, curling, straightening, etc.) your hair?

In an average week, approximately how many hours do you spend putting on clothes and jewelry?

In an average week, approximately how many hours do you spend purchasing or making your own clothes, jewelry, makeup, shaving & hair items?

In an average week, approximately how many hours do you spend on miscellaneous other personal appearance activities? (e.g., tooth straightening, but not tooth cleaning because that's a health issue. Of course, wearing clothes is a health issue too in many climates, but we could probably find clothes much faster if we didn't care what they looked like. And health doesn't require us to change them every day!)

Bonus Question! If you have the time to get out your calculator (or open up the one on your computer) . . . In an average week, how many additional hours does it take you to earn the money that you spend on all your personal appearance items? (If your parents pay for them all, that's zero. Lucky you!)

Of course, your job may require you to maintain a certain appearance. If so, shouldn't they pay you overtime and the cost of the supplies for it?

yes
18(39.1%)
yes, absolutely definitely!
7(15.2%)
yes, and I'm suing them for that money right now!
1(2.2%)
hey, how dare you suppress dissenting opinions in your journal by not giving me any other options here?!?!?!
20(43.5%)

But really, some of the time you spend on your personal appearance is probably for the benefit of others in your life besides your employer. In fact, you may even think of it as mostly being for your own benefit, your own self-image and comfort and aesthetic pleasure. The question is: Would you still do it if every human on earth but you was struck permanently blind?

I can't possibly imagine that without it having happened.
9(19.1%)
Hey, let's strike them all blind and see!
24(51.1%)
I'm going to perversely insist on actually taking this question seriously and answering it in the blank below.
14(29.8%)

Fill in the blank with anything you wish, or nothing at all:

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